BreakingNews 1/4/16 - Fire Razes Over 80 Makeshift Houses in Lagos

[ Masterweb Reports: Eugene Agha reports ] - An early morning fire on Friday razed down about 80 makeshift houses on Idowu Bashorun street, Council Bus Stop, Ikotun, Lagos. This is even as a petrol tanker carrying about 33,000 litres of AGO fell from the bridge at Anthony Village, Lagos, spilling it's products into the premises of Corona School located by the foot of the bridge.



A combined team of emergency workers from both the Federal and State fire service as well as officials from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) battled to dampen the product to prevent any fire out break.



The truck was later towed away by officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASMA).



No casualty was recorded at the Anthony Village product spillage neither was any fire outbreak recorded.



Meanwhile, rescuers battled from 3am when the fire at Ikotun Started till dawn to put out the fire.



At the end of the rescue mission, about 80 makeshift shops were consumed by fire.



Property worth millions of Naira were also lost in the process.



Ibrahim Farinloye, Public Relations Officer (PRO) of NEMA in the South West Region confirmed both incidences.



Razaq Fadipe, Managing Director of Lagos State Fire Service, who also confirmed the Ikotun fire incident advised members of the public to desist from storing petrol in Jerry cans in their houses.



He said this is the major cause of recent fire outbreak in Lagos.

 

*Photo Caption - Burning fire


 
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